Sagalas 2011: Search for GenSan’s Most Beautiful Sagalas
In Luzon, the merry month of May has always been associated with a festive event by Catholics honoring the Blessed Virgin called “Flores de Mayo” (Flowers of May). As part of this celebration is the traditional holding of the Santacruzan which commemorates the search of the relics of the Holy Cross by Queen Helena.
There is also a beauty pageant called Sagala which depicts the finding of the Holy Cross and features beautiful ladies representing prominent female personalities in the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible.
The festivity may sound alien to most of the people of Mindanao, but here in General Santos City, Robinsons Place GenSan is bringing the Santacruzan with their staging of their Sagalas 2011: The Search for GenSan’s Most Beautiful Sagalas!
Sagalas 2011 is basically a beauty competition which will pit GenSan’s loveliest in their very own gowns designed by their designer of choice. Each candidate should also have her own male escort and an ark (arko) to boot.
Interested ladies have until April 16, 2011 to fill up and submit application forms. On April 18, 2011, they will be screened by Robinsons’ set of judges.
A month after, on May 28, 2011, the candidates for Sagalas 2011: The Search for GenSan’s Most Beautiful Sagalas will finally be unveiled to the people of GenSan via a parade/procession around the mall, after which the winners will be crowned inside Robinsons’ Activity Center.
Now this is something that the generals should not miss if only to experience how the folks in Luzon have steadfastly upheld their religious traditions and customs through all these times. We only have Robinsons Place GenSan to thank for for this rare chance.
Application Forms for Sagalas 2011: The Search for GenSan’s Most Beautiful Sagalas, are available right now at the Robinsons Admin Office. For more info, you may visit them from 9am to 11:30am, Mondays to Saturdays. Just look for Ms. Marie Imelda Espina.